Technology: Its Effects on Society

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Technology: Its Effects on Society

Technology has been around since the beginning of time, since primitive man used a stone and stick to create fire. Technology has evolved and developed substantially over many years and has changed the world greatly; leading to groundbreaking technological advances and discoveries. Modern technology has had an enormous impact on society and no doubt, society has benefited greatly from it, but is modern technology fully benefiting us? Is it really benefiting our society, or has it ruined and corrupted it?

Technology has its pros and cons; it definitely has good and bad effects on society, but when we speak of the impact of technology on society as a whole, we only speak about the positive effects and tend to rule out and overlook the negative aspects and effects of technology. Think of the days when there where no computers or televisions, when all modern technology didn’t exist; society and life was utterly different. People depended on themselves and used all their common knowledge; people lived a more simple and efficient life. Today, society is completely different; we have become overly dependent of technology and it seems as though we have become overrun by it.

Today, technology has had an immense impact on young children and adolescents. Children have become addicted to technology; they have become enamored and obsessed with having the latest technological advancements. Children are using technology at a very tender age and as a result, they are exposed to explicit and vulgar content on the television or Internet that should not be seen by their eyes. Children seem to be spending all of their time engaging in electronics and many can’t even imagine life without technology.

Much of today’s society has become very rapacious and acquisitive; wanting the latest technological advances, whether it is a cell phone, computer, etc. Society is becoming idle and impatient due to the fact that...
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